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A condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal osteomyelitis without suppuration and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. (Dorland, 28th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)
Inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form - (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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